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Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5AA
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Opening Information

Winter Hours:
Food Available: Mon - Thurs 12:00 til 21:00
Food Available: Fri - Sat 11:00 til 22:00
Food Available: Sun 11:00 til 21:00

Summer Hours
First Floor 'Ocean' Restaurant: Mon - Sun 10:00 til 22:00
Ground Floor Restaurant and Terrace: Mon - Sun 10:00 til late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Hot Rocks is proud to serve Authentic International Cuisine, freshly and entirely made on the premises. Our first floor 'Ocean' restaurant overlooks Bournemouth Bay providing a wonderful backdrop to enjoy dishes ranging from Thai Curry, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Mexican Fajitas, Szechuan Noodles and Fish and Seafood Specialities alongside Steaks, Ribs and our famous 'Big Kahuna' Burger. In addition, our ground floor Bar, Restaurant and outside Terrace boasts traditional Napolitan pizzas cooked in a wood fired clay oven using dough, 48-hour 'proved' on the premises.
We serve an extensive range of cocktails, draught and bottle beers, premium spirits and an excellent choice of wines.
We cater for all age groups, from children to pensioners and our varied cuisine offers something for everyone.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 30 December 2017

We were served quickly and efficiently. The staff were great, and very friendly, and the food was delicious 😀

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Very quiet on the night we visited 27th Dec.only two other tables being served,we were the last customers to leave at 9pm,when we reached the car park the restaurant closed.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 December 2017

We’ve been eating at Hot Rocks for nearly 20 years! Amazing food, great service, lovely people.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Our family of 4 had a terrific visit. The Pizza was amazing - fresh and the chef made time to come and say hi and talk about the ingredients! Our Maitre D' was hospitable and knowledgeable. The Cocktail barman made me my fave cocktail NOT on menu and it was yummy! Food great - nothing was too much - but the restaurant was fairly quiet as we had just exited the panto. Will come again! The Mans

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

The greeter was professional but everything else was very disappointing. We were in a rush which the staff knew but still had to ask for the order to be taken even though they weren’t busy. The food was taking ages, we had ordered nachos as a main and salmon salad but was flabbergasted to hear a small piece of fish would take 20 minutes to cook. When it did come out it was dry and tasteless. Sadly will not be returning

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Visited On Sunday, 03 December 2017

Had a brilliant pre pantomime lunch here. There were 3 children who adored their lunch. It was great value for children and good portions. The staff were very friendly and I felt relaxed to be there with young children. Delicious food and nice and easy to park nearby. The view of the sea was an added bonus. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 02 December 2017

Brilliant good atmosphere staff and service . We are local people who had never been in there before ... why !! We have certainly been missing out on a great place . Obviously we have been in the w/o tee months so it was relatively quiet . I would imagine ib the summer it's bursting at the seams but we will definitely go again .

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Visited On Saturday, 25 November 2017

Food was OK. Cocktail was very plain - looked like blue lemonade in a half pint glass - no frills! The service was not good. We waited a long time before we were offered drinks. The food came quite quickly once ordered. The waiter did not smile the whole time and then started clearing the plates before everyone had finished eating - very rude! At no stage during the meal were we asked if all was ok and at the end we eventually had to go and find someone to ask for the bill. There was no atmosphere considering it is the Christmas season. Disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 November 2017

Lovely service. Nothing too much trouble. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Wonderful experience at Hot Rocks as usual. The staff were lovely and service was amazing but the food was incredible. Sonia was extremely accommodating and treated us like VIP guests all night. Such a lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 October 2017

Turned up early, asked for a table outside and was told that was fine you can sit outside but have to order at the bar. He then left us at the entrance of the restaurant looking into the outside dining area. No menus on the table nothing. We went inside to see if there were menus just inside the door, nope. We decided to leave because of this 1 boy who was very unhelpful, rude and ignorant. We had travelled 5 hours in total and was really looking forward to it as I had done the research and booked the table before arrival. Very disappointed to be honest. Because of this 1 boy we decided to drive home early, hungry and grumpy. I would like someone to review this and get back to me please.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

Brilliant food Brilliant Service

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Great food but service wasn't great. Had to ask for cutlery and when bought didn't bring for all of us. Waitress just seemed like she didn't want to be there!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 August 2017

Good food, good cocktails, a bit crowded.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 August 2017

Great restaurant. We've been eating there for over 15 years and the service, staff and food has always, without exception been excellent. Really good selection of food and nice themed atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Pretty busy place and unfortunately the staff cannot accommodate much of a customers requirements.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

Fantastic service and looked after the children really well.

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Visited On Monday, 21 August 2017

Food was amazing had a great time .

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Visited On Saturday, 12 August 2017

Very expensive for the portion of jerk chicken with no veg apart from carbohydrates More veg and fish potions would be good

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Visited On Saturday, 05 August 2017

Quick service and great burger and ribs.

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Visited On Friday, 04 August 2017

Great place with friendly and helpful staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Booked online, which I'd never done before so was relieved you were expecting us! Warm welcome, food great, service good. A great night in a great location.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

We had a brilliant night, great service, amazing food and brilliant atmosphere already planing our next meet up to Hot Rocks in September!!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 July 2017

Great meal, great staff, if only the staff didn't have two way radios to communicate with downstairs, maybe headsets would be better.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 July 2017

I booked this table for my wife's birthday. On arrival there was no record of our booking which caused some confusion. We were then taken to a table for 5, and had to ask to move as we were a party of 7. The food service was poor-the meals came out at different times and we were missing a meal that we had to chase up. One of the guests who ordered the big kahuna burger was extremely disappointed and it was quite pink inside. No one came to check we were ok with our meals until everyone had finished and the waiter then asked if it was ok (over half was left) and at that point it was not worth making a fuss as we had plans elsewhere. My wife enjoyed her red curry and I enjoyed the Margaret river. Our friend also enjoyed the Jamaican spiced chicken but did not think it had the punch it insinuates on the menu. Two staff members had what appeared a heated discussion as to the locations of the missing meal which we felt could have occurred in the kitchen! Overall a mixed night in terms of a review

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